A sarcastic astromech with an independent streak.
Purchased by Ellezandra Vis 4 BBY, R2-B8 (Bate) was to only function as Ellie’s assistant in repair work on speeders. He quickly evolved into a friend and ally.
Although Ellie was told Bate was “brand new” when she acquired him, she began to doubt it as Bate’s personality developed. Strong in opinion with a quick, dry wit, Ellie installed a vocabulator to fully enjoy Bate’s character.